Blotter: $500 of cosmetics stolen from Walgreens, stolen packages recovered

Molly Burke, Reporter

A man and a woman took over $500 of cosmetics from Walgreens on Wednesday, police said.

The retail theft took place at around 11:23 a.m. in the 600 block of Custer Avenue.

Employees saw the man and woman with the cosmetics, but the individuals ran from the store before police arrived on the scene.

Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said he believes the store has surveillance cameras and detectives will continue investigating. There are currently no suspects.

Stolen packages recovered

A man is suspected of stealing two packages from a locked common apartment area in the 1300 block of Chicago Avenue. An Evanston woman reported the theft of the packages, which contained bedding valued at around $50, to the Evanston Police Department on Wednesday.

A witness provided police with a description, and they found the suspect nearby with the packages on the same day around 4:30 p.m.

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